Filet Mignon Temperature Chart (Printable)

Cooked filet mignon in a cast iron skillet for filet mignon temperature chart guide.

Cooking filet mignon and wondering what temperature to cook it to? Let my Filet Mignon Temperature Chart help guide you! This comprehensive guide will take the guesswork out of cooking a filet mignon and help you achieve your perfect steak with ease.

Whether you’re making my highly rated Sous Vide Filet Mignon or even Individual Individual Beef Wellingtons this temp chart can be referenced.

Sliced Sous Vide Filet Mignon on a plate.

Filet Mignon Temperature Chart

Here are the internal temps to go by when making any filet mignon recipe. Please note these temps are in Fahrenheit. If making the entire roast, you can also reference this Temperature Chart For Beef Tenderloin.

Make sure to download the free printable I made for quick reference: Filet Mignon Temperature Guide.

Filet Mignon DonenessInternal Temperature (°F)
Rare Filet Mignon120-129°F
Medium Rare130-134°F
Medium Well145-154°F
Well Done155-164°F

Temperature of Filet Mignon

When making filet mignon, cook based on the internal temperature vs. time. The beef should be removed from the heating element a few degrees before your desired doneness is reached, as the temperature will continue to rise while the beef rests.

The temperature of filet mignon medium rare is the most popular internal temperature. At this temp (130-134°F) the beef has a bright red center, pink edges and is warm throughout. It’s like biting into butter.

Safety Tip – The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.

Cut Beef Wellington Recipe on a cutting board.


The above filet mignon temperature chart applies to the following cuts, which are just other names or variations of the same filet mignon cut:

  • Bone In Filet Mignon
  • Tenderloin Filet
  • Tournedos (Tenderloin Tips)

Internal Temperature

Not sure what doneness to cook to? Here’s a visual guide to help you select your ideal filet mignon internal temp:

  • Rare:  Bright red center, lukewarm
  • Medium Rare: Bright red center, pink edges, warm
  • Medium: Pink and warm throughout
  • Medium Well: Slightly pink center and warm throughout
  • Well Done: Very little pink
5 meat forks showing the variety of steak doneness levels for a beef temperature chart.

Cooking Filet Mignon

Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness, weight and cooking method. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure accurate readings.

Expert Tips

Here are some helpful tips to ensure your dishes are cooked to perfection every time:

  • Allow your filet mignon to sit at room temp for about 30 minutes before cooking. This will help the meat cook more evenly.
  • Allow your cooked filet mignon to rest for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute.
  • It’s important to use a digital thermometer to measure the internal temp as it cooks. My favorite brand: Thermaworks Dot.
  • Print out the free printable of the filet mignon temperature chart so you’ll always have it to reference.
Rare filet mignon Steak on a white plate.

Related Recipes

As mentioned, you can use this guide for any cooking method! Here’s a few filet mignon recipes to check out:

Don’t forget the Horseradish Sauce for Beef Tenderloin or creamy Horseradish Sauce.

Free Printable

Make sure to download the free printable I made for quick reference: Filet Mignon Temperature Guide. Even 1-2 degrees can be the difference between a perfect filet mignon or a good filet mignon.

More Food Temperature Charts

In addition to this filet mignon temperature chart, we have a whole catalogue for you to reference and download.

Tri Tip Temperature Chart
Beef Temperature Chart
Temperature Chart For Prime Rib
Temperature Chart For Steak
Lamb Temperature Chart
Griddle Cooking Temperature Chart

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